Posted on: 
September 26, 2016

The Second Language Studies (SLS) Program at Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure-system position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Corpus Linguistics. The successful candidate will be appointed on an academic year basis and will engage in an active program of teaching (normally, two courses per semester), research and service, including teaching in the College of Arts and Letters’ general education program in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities.

The Ph.D. completed and in hand by the appointment date of August 16, 2017, with specialization in Corpus Linguistics, second language teaching and learning with research and teaching interests that will span the activities of the program. Candidates must show promise of strong scholarship and publication, a commitment to excellence in teaching, and the desire to work collaboratively with faculty in wider ranging fields within the program and the College of Arts and Letters. Depending on the specific research area, the successful applicant will be part of one of the two language departments at MSU.

Desired qualifications include an interest in using corpora for pedagogical purposes. Interest and experience in collaborative and innovative/active learning teaching models and in team-teaching are also highly desired.

Public contact information: 

Review of applications will begin 10/21/2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site Posting #4098. Applications should include a letter expressing interest in this position and describing qualifications and experience, a current curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference.

For more information contact Shawn Loewen, Chair of the Search Committee, SLS Program (

Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Job applicants are considered for employment opportunities and employees are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Position Type: 
Assistant Professor.
Linguistic Specialization: 
Text/Corpus Linguistics.